Chris Nicholls is a senior commercial consultant who leads the commercial and financial capabilities at Ascent Business Consulting. Chris is experienced in the delivery of large-scale, multi-million dollar business cases for government, predominantly focusing on infrastructural, e-channel and ICT investment decisions. Chris has more than 20 years’ experience dealing with the pricing and economic analysis of large infrastructural assets both in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. He has also spent many years developing and maintaining corporate information technology solutions.
Chris has industry experience in the government, logistics, financial services, ICT, transportation, and energy sectors. He holds an MBA, as well as an electrical engineering degree. Chris’s key skills are helping organisations make strategic investment decisions, service development, business strategy formulation and business cases, development of economic frameworks and funding models, and valuation of companies and other business opportunities.